Clinton High School
1930 Jaycee Lane
Clinton, OK 73601
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Other Disciplinary Action.................................22
Students Filming of Others..........................23
Armed Services Information…………..…....26
No Child Left Behind…………………………....35
Notification of Rights Under the Protection of Pupil Amendment (PPRA).........................................36
CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL— A LEARNING PLACE
EMPOWERING ALL STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN A CHANGING SOCIETY.
Clinton Schools exist to guide lifelong learners in acquiring the skills they need to
locate, access and evaluate information, to contribute positively to a changing world, to
maintain a healthy lifestyle, and respond productively to the challenges and opportunities
of a global society.
Clinton High School Goals
Graduate 100% of our students
Create well informed, responsible, and engaged citizens
Graduates of Clinton High School will have these qualities:
I am important
Self-directed learning ability
I can learn...I want to learn...I will learn
Respect: Concern + Caring for others
I care about other people’s feelings
Communication and problem-solving skills
I can figure it out and I can tell you about it
Personal and family wellness
I will take good care of myself
I take responsibility for the quality of my performance
I will be a community contributor
I will be environmentally responsible
Welcome to a new school year at Clinton High School and the opportunity to continue the
pride and standard of excellence which is our tradition. While the administration, faculty
and staff stand ready to assist you in the pursuit of your goals, I would remind you that your
parents/guardians also play a critical role in your eventual success. I encourage you to
invite them to become involved in all aspects of your school life.
It is my belief that school should be an enjoyable experience as well as a profitable one for
every student. It is our goal to provide a school program into which every student will fit
successfully, one that will challenge his/her interests, abilities and talents. To that end we
attempt to provide our school with structure and guidelines that encourage you to utilize
freedom of choice and self-direction within reasonable limits. In so doing, we encourage
you to accept responsibility for your actions.
Your participation in this endeavor is essential for its success. Let us join together to make
this yet another challenging and rewarding year.
Mark Moring, Principal
CLINTON HIGH HERITAGE
School Colors: Maroon and gold
School Emblem: Red Tornado
School Fight Song:
Red Tornadoes, Red Tornadoes,
Fight on for your fame
Pass the ball around the field, boys
Touchdown sure this game, rah, rah, rah!
Red Tornadoes, Red Tornadoes,
Fight on for your fame
Fight fellows, fight, fight, fight
We’ll win this game.
School Alma Mater:
Hail, all hail to Clinton High School,
shout with might and main.
Come and join in song together,
sound her praise again.
Sing her praises on forever,
brave and faithful be.
Hail, all hail to Clinton High School,
we’ll be true to thee.
I pledge myself and my support
to Clinton High School
and all for which it stands:
loyalty, honesty, good sportsmanship,
better character, and all other high ideals.
ANNUAL NOTICE OF FERPA RIGHTS
The Clinton Public Schools has established the following open records policy, in
accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act:
A. Parents of students and eligible students have the right to review the student’s
B. It is the intent of the Clinton School District to limit disclosure of information
contained in the Student’s educational records, except (1) by prior written consent of the
student’s parents, (2) directory information, (3) as stated in the district plan in regard to
rights and privacy.
Directory information includes a student’s name, parent’s name, date of birth, class
designation, participation in school activities and sports, weight and height of athletic
members, achievement awards and honors, previous school attended, and photograph.
C. Students’ parents or eligible students have the right to seek to correct parts of a
student’s educational records believed to be inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of
present rights. This right includes the right to a hearing to present evidence that a record
should be changed, if the district does not alter it according to parent or eligible student
D. Parents of students and eligible students have the right to file a complaint with
the Department of Education if Clinton School District violated the Family Rights and
E. Parents of students and eligible students may obtain a copy of the district’s
policies and procedures in regard to family educational rights and privacy upon request and
the superintendent’s office at _____Opal Avenue, Box 729, Clinton, OK 73601.
The district will arrange to provide translation of this notice to non-English speaking
parents in their native language.
Any questions in regard to this notice may be directed to Kevin Hime,
Superintendent of Schools, 323-1800, or to Janelle Shepherd, Special Education
Coordinator, at Southwest Elementary, 323-1290.
Clinton Public Schools provide equal educational opportunity and equal employment
opportunity to every person regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, or
CHILD IDENTIFICATION, LOCATION, SCREENING, AND EVALUATION
This notice is to inform parents of the child identification, location, screening, and
evaluation activities to be conducted throughout the year by the local school district in
coordination with Oklahoma State Department of Education. Personally identifiable
information shall be collected and maintained in a confidential manner in carrying out the
Preschool children ages 3 through 5 and students enrolled in K-12 who are suspected of
having disabilities which may require special and related services may be referred for
screening and evaluation through the local schools. Screening activities may include
vision, hearing, and health. Other screening activities may include: review of records and
educational history; interviews; observations; and specially developed readiness or
educational screening instruments. No child shall be educationally screened whose parent
or legal guardian has filed written objection with the local school district. Second through
grade 12 students shall be screened as needed or upon request of the parent, legal guardian,
Evaluation means procedures used in accordance with Federal laws and regulations to
determine whether a child has a disability and the nature and extent of the special education
and related services that the child needs. These terms mean procedures used selectively
with an individual child and does not include basic tests administered or procedures used
with all children in a school, grade, or class. Written consent of the parent or legal guardian
for such evaluation must be on file with the local school district prior to any child receiving
an initial evaluation for special education and related services purposes.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information Educational records containing
personally identifiable information collected by schools in the identification, location,
screening, and evaluation of children shall be maintained in accordance with Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Policies and Procedures for Special
Education in Oklahoma. School district develop and implement a local policy regarding
the collection, storage, disclosure, and destruction of confidential student records. Parents
may obtain a copy of the local policy from the local school district’s administrator.
Before any major identification, location, or evaluation, schools shall provide notice to
parents. Accommodations for other languages or means of communications may be
provided upon request. Such notice shall occur at least annually prior to conducting these
activities and shall include the rights of parents under FERPA.
For further information, please contact:
Janelle Shepherd; P.O. Box 729; Clinton, OK 73601 (580) 323-1828.
ANNUAL ASBESTOS NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 requires the inspection of all
building in the school district for asbestos. The district has complied with this act. A
management plan documenting these inspections is on file for public review. Parents may
examine the plan, located at the Board of Education Office, 2130 Gary Boulevard and at
each campus, upon request.
The Clinton Public Schools annually notifies all parents, teachers and other employees by
newspaper-handbooks, handouts, etc. Additionally, information regarding any asbestos
related activities, planned or in progress, will be disseminated by flyer, newspaper-handbooks,
handouts, etc., when they arise,
The asbestos identified in our management plan is checked regularly by an asbestos
company and our staff to scrutinize any changes in the material, which could cause a
health hazard. We will continue to monitor the asbestos as defined by EPS guidelines. If
changes occur, our asbestos coordinator will notify the appropriate people as prescribed
One of the most important factors contributing to success in this school is attendance.
Regular attendance is a must if a student expects to succeed in the work assigned.
Excessive absence is defined as a student with 9 or more absences in a class for any reason
except activity absences. When a student acquires 9 absences in a semester, credit for
classes with excessive absences will not be given. An Attendance Review Committee will
meet to hear extenuating circumstances concerning absences and review documentation
over 8 absences. The committee members shall be selected by the principal. When coming
before the Committee, all absences must be supported with proper written documentation
. In cases of excessive absences, the school will pursue the legal obligation of the guardian
to compel the student to attend school as required by law.
TYPES OF ABSENCES
An excused absence occurs when the student is absent with the knowledge and approval of
the guardian and school. The guardian must notify the school of the student’s absence.
Guardians are asked to call the school early on the day the student is absent. Failure to do this
could result in an unexcused absence and /or admittance problems to class for the student
when they return to school. Students will be responsible for making up all work missed.
These days will count against semester test exemptions. If a student goes to a doctor, court
appearance, or funeral in the immediate family, certification must be brought to the
attendance office when returning to school. Medical and court related absences may
receive a special code; however, these absences will count against semester test
exemptions. Immediate family funeral absences will not count against exemptions, maximum 2 days.
Any student who is absent from school without the knowledge and approval of the guardian
and school will be considered truant. The student will be allowed to make up all work
missed, but no credit will be given. These days will count against semester test exemptions.
Students more than 10 minutes late for school will be considered absent and should report
to the office. Students less than 10 minutes late will be considered tardy and should report
to the attendance office. Gold Academy students will not be admitted after 4:10 p.m. unless
accompanied by a parent or guardian or unless previous arrangements are made.
Students will be considered tardy if they are not inside the classroom when the tardy bell
finishes ringing. Being more than 10 minutes tardy 1st hour and more than 5 minutes tardy
hours 2-7 will constitute an absence in that class. Excessive tardiness will result in penalties
similar to those for truancy. Every two tardies equal one absence and will count against
semester test exemptions.
An unrecorded absence is given when the student is engaged in a school sponsored activity
sponsored by a teacher, providing the student meets eligibility requirements. This absence
doesn’t count against semester test exemptions. Students with an absence coded as school
activity are responsible for turning in missed work upon their return to class. The student
should ask the teacher for the assignment before leaving on the activity. Any exceptions
must be approved by the teacher.
10 DAY RULE
The student’s first obligation should be academic and to maintain a strict attendance in that
program. The limitation by the State Board of Education of 10 days of activity absences
should be considered when enrollment is considered. Students should attempt a program
of study which will afford them maximum educational opportunities and experiences for a
The Clinton Board of Education recognizes the educational merits of the activity program
and hopes that the restrictions placed on activities will not adversely affect any individual
The maximum number of absences for activities, whether sponsored by the school or
outside agency/organization, which removes the student from the classroom will be 10 days
for any 1 class period of each school year. Regional, state and district contests do not count
against the 10 days. Any exceptions to the rule must be approved by the attendance
committee. Attendance committee will consist of 1 administrator, 1 counselor, 2 teachers
of the student and 1 sponsor of the student.
ADMISSION AFTER ABSENCES
Prior to school following an absence, students should report to the office. Time given for
make-up work should correspond to time of absence (if absent 2 days, the student has 2
days to make up the work missed). It is the student’s responsibility to see instructors about
LEAVING SCHOOL/CLOSED CAMPUS
Once the school day begins (8:00 a.m.), students are not allowed to leave until their
academic day is complete or by permission of the school and parent. Such permission
during school hours shall be given only in case of illness, or upon personal request of the
guardian, within the discretion of the principals or counselor or designee. Parents or
guardians must call the attendance office if they make a request. The student must check
out and into school through the main office. Students leaving school without permission
of school authorities will be considered truant. All students are required to sign out in the
attendance office before leaving school.
Please be aware that if a student checks out of school from the class period before their
regularly scheduled lunch or returns late after leaving during their lunch period, they will
be marked absent in that class. These absences will count against semester test exemptions
and the CHS attendance policy. Any assignments made while the student is present in class
will be due at the assigned time.
Please be aware that on Renaissance days, no students will be allowed to check out through
the attendance office from 11:15 a.m. until 1:20 p.m. unless the student’s parent comes to
the attendance office to personally check their student out. Also, no self-support students
will be allowed to check out during this time. Renaissance students will be allowed to
leave in the same procedures as we always have.
DENTAL AND MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS
Medical and dental appointments should be made for non-school hours if possible. If
unavoidable, guardians should call the office to make arrangements for the absence.
Students must check out through the office.
Medical documentation must be turned in within 48 hours. Please bring a copy to the
attendance office, or your doctor may fax the information to Laura Haggard at 580-323-
1236. If documentation is not received, absences will be counted as excused and count
against all state attendance requirements.
ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
Students needing special care at school due to some special condition, illness or disease
should give information to the counselor or principal including a statement from parents or
doctor concerning the difficulty and care needed.
WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL
When students withdraw from Clinton Public Schools, they should follow this procedure:
1. Notify instructors 24 hour in advance so grades may be
compiled. Only a student’s parent or legal guardian may
initiate the withdrawal process.
2. On the morning of the last day of attendance, get a withdrawal
slip from the counselor’s office.
3. Return all textbooks and library books, complete any other
requirements set forth by the school and have the withdrawal
slip signed by the instructors and librarian.
4. Return the withdrawal slip to the principal for his signature. A
copy of this slip is kept by the principal, the original is given
to the student to take to the new school.
SEMESTER TEST EXEMPTIONS
Students with perfect or exemplary attendance for a semester are eligible for semester test
exemptions. Exemptions will be granted on a class by class basis. Absences for school
sponsored activities will not be counted in the number of absences; however absences for
non-school related activities do count as absences. All other absences will count against
Students are exempt if they have
Grade of C———0 absences
Grade of B———1 absences
Grade of A———2 absences
*Students must be enrolled at Clinton High School for the entire semester equal one
absence and will count against semester test exemptions.
1st Period 8:00 – 8:45
2nd Period 8:49 – 9:45
1st Breakfast 8:49 – 9:09 Class 9:09 – 9:45
Class 8:49 – 9:25 2nd Breakfast 9:25 – 9:45
3rd Period 9:49 – 10:34
4th Period 10:38 – 11:23
5th Period 11:27 – 12:12
6th Period 12:16 – 1:32
1st Lunch 12:12 – 12:42 Class 12:46 – 1:32
Class 12:16 – 1:02 2nd Lunch 1:02 – 1:32
7th Period 1:36 – 2:21
8th Period 2:25 – 3:10
SCHOLASTICS AND GRADUATION
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: 23
The following requirements are necessary for graduation from Clinton High School:
College Preparatory/Work Ready
4 units of English 3 units of History & Citizenship
3 units of Mathematics 2 units of Foreign Language or Computers
3 units of Laboratory Science 1 unit of Fine Arts
6 units of Elective Courses 1 Additional unit
CPR/AED instruction Personal Financial Literacy passport
4 English 3 Math 3 Science 2 Fine Arts 8 Electives
CPR/AED instruction Personal Financial Literacy passport
2019 and beyond
4 English 3 Math 3 Science 3 History 1 Computer Technology 1 Fine Art 8 Electives
CPR/AED instruction Personal Financial Literacy passport
Every student shall demonstrate mastery of the state academic content standards in the
following subject areas in order to graduate from a public high school with a standard
diploma. Students will take a state assessment consisting of the ACT and a Science and History assessment. Students must also complete a personal financial literacy requirement
and college readiness exam. 70 O.S. / 11-103.6
Diplomas will not be granted until graduation requirements are fully met. Students
must earn two of the last three credits at Clinton High School.
Grades are becoming more important every day, not only for the students who plan to attend
college, but also for those who plan to enter a vocation immediately after graduation from
Student’s work done in class will be evaluated by the instructor. The grading scale for all
classes is as follows:
A=100-90 Excellent All work done promptly. Frequently
more than required.
B=89-80 Good Cooperates willingly. Work is above
average of class.
C=79-70 Average Work in general of medium quality.
Seldom shows enthusiasm.
D=69-60 Poor Work is below average in quality and
quantity. Low passing.
F=Below 60 Failure Not a passing mark—very low
work. Cause might include poor
study habits or bad attitude. A teacher
conference is suggested.
PROGRESS REPORTS - REPORT CARDS
Student progress reports will be distributed during Parent/Teacher conferences of each
semester. Students will receive their grade in each of their subjects. If a student’ grade
falls to a D or F after the 12th week report, a written report will be given to the student.
Report cards will be given after the completion of each semester. The semester grades are
the only grades placed on a student’s transcript.
Any schedule changes must be made prior to the August schedule pickup. No schedule
changes will be made if it exceeds class size limits. Beginning August 14, schedule changes
will only be granted for the following criteria:
1. Course is needed for graduation requirements.
2. Student is adding/dropping competitive athletics or band.
3. Student has been accepted into a program (Ex. career tech or marketing).
4. Student wants a more challenging class
(Ex. an honors class in the same subject, etc.)
5. Student does not meet the course prerequisites and is academically misplaced.
Sophomore: To be classified as a sophomore, a student must have earned 4 units by the
end of his/her freshman year or the summer school immediately following.
Junior: To be classified as a junior, a student must have earned 11 units by the end of his/
her sophomore year or the summer school immediately following.
Senior: To be classified a senior, a student must have earned 16 units by the end of his/her
junior year or the summer school immediately following.
State regulations do not permit correspondence work if the school offers the course and it
can be scheduled. Students who need to acquire extra credit or make-up course deficiencies
for graduation may enroll in correspondence work from an accredited institution with the
high school principals and counselor’s approval.
The procedure for class ranking is as follows:
A. Compute grade point on a 4.0 scale
B. Add (0.03) for each semester of designated Pre-Advanced Placement
courses passed. Maximum of 10 Pre-AP classes will be given extra weight.
C. Add (0.05) for each semester of designated Advanced Placement courses
passed with a maximum of 4 AP classes being given the extra weight.
Students must take the AP test to receive credit.
D. Concurrent classes will receive an additional weight. Concurrent classes that
will receive the (0.03) are Comp. I, College Algebra, and Government. These
courses will be included as the 10 named in C. Concurrent classes
that will receive the (0.10) are Comp. II American History and Psychology,
which is equal to the weight group AP courses, with a maximum of 4.
E. CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT
Clinton High School juniors and seniors will have the opportunity to take concurrent classes. The school will offer classes through Redlands Community College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The courses at Redlands will be done via TV on the high school campus and students attending SWOSU, bus transportation will be provided on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Representatives of both institutions will be on our campus to help your student with the admission and enrollment procedure.
Students who enroll in 1 concurrent class will schedule four classes on our campus and if you enroll in 2 classes you will take three courses at the high school. Students need to understand the importance of communicating with their college instructor’s dates they may miss class for high school activities they may be involved with. Students who drop a class during the semester will be re-enrolled in a high school class to complete their schedule for the semester.
Parents, it is recommended that you obtain from your student’s username and password so you may check on the progress of your student. The universities will send us final grades but only communicate with the student about any issues. This is highly recommended for students who enroll in an online class.
This is a great opportunity for your student to earn college credit while attending high school. They will get to experience what it is like to be a college student and get a head start on earning hours toward their college degree. If you have any questions please contact the office of the counselor or principal.
Concurrent classes not listed will not receive any additional weight.
F. Add A, B, C and D
*If a student repeats a course, the grade will be averaged with all other courses to include
the previous grade in the repeated course.
Valedictorian / Salutatorian
The student with the highest class ranking will be valedictorian. In case of a tie, there will
be multiple valedictorians. The student with the second highest class ranking will be
salutatorian. In case of a tie, there will be multiple salutatorians.
Class ranking will be figured on consecutive semesters of work beginning with the first
semester of grade 9 and ending with the first semester of grade 12.A maximum of 10
PreAP and 4 AP/Concurrent classes may be used in the ranking.
A student must be in attendance at Clinton High School for his/her entire last (four) 4
semesters of school, prior to graduation in order to be considered for valedictorian /
salutatorian honors. Students will not be allowed to gain additional G.P.A. at other schools
when they enroll at CHS. Students moving to CHS after this time will be considered top
10% honors, but not valedictorian or salutatorian. Students moving to CHS will be ranked
according to the same procedure as CHS students.
All students who complete class work at CHS with a Grade Point Average of 4.00 will be
recognized at graduation as Distinguished Scholars.
*Any student who takes an Honors or A.P. class by arrangement will not receive the
additional point value. This arrangement is based upon approval by the principal and
Grade Point Average
A student’s G.P.A. is figured on a 4.0 scale. Universities and colleges will be given
G.P.A.’s based on this scale only.
Honor students are determined following the first semester of a school year.
STATE HONOR SOCIETY
Students must make an A in each subject before being considered for the State Honor
The previous semester plus the present semester grades are used to determine eligibility.
(Freshman honors will be based on the first semester of the freshman year.)
OKLAHOMA ACADEMIC SCHOLAR
Students who meet all the requirements listed below shall be recognized by Clinton Schools
and the State Board of Education as an Oklahoma Academic Scholar.
1. Accumulate over grades 9, 10, 11, and the first semester of grade 12, a minimum grade
point average of 3.75 on a 4 point scale or be in the top 10% of their graduating class.
2. Complete (or will complete) 23 units for graduation which will consist of at least:
English 4 units (Grammar, Composition, Literature)
Mathematics 3 units (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry,
Trigonometry, Analysis, Calculus)
Note: one unit for math may be completed prior to ninth grade.
Science 3 units (Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, Chemistry
II, Physical Science, Botany, Zoology,
Social Studies 3 units (History, Government, Sociology, Psychology,
Economics, Anthropology, Geography) or a
combination of 2 units of social studies
and 2 units of the same foreign language
may be used to satisfy the requirement.
3. Score a 27 on the American College Test (ACT) or 1,180 combined score on the
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The SAT or ACT must have been taken on a national
test date before the date of graduation.
Renaissance is a program that promotes academic achievement by rewarding students with
things they value. Recognition is given at the end of each nine week grading period. Some
rewards which might be given include such things as priority parking and lockers, off
campus lunch privileges, personal ID cards for free admission to home CHS activities and
discounts at local businesses, t-shirts and other items that will motivate students to commit
to academic excellence. Students will not be allowed to participate in Renaissance unless
a parent permission slip is returned to school. This is the student’s responsibility.
The Renaissance program is set into 3 groups:
Gold Group: Students who attain all A’s on their report cards
Maroon Group: Students who attain all A’s and B’s on their report cards
Very Improved Performer Group: Students who show improvement on their report cards
by improving F semester grades to no F’s for semester grades.
Students with no absences, tardies or discipline referrals for the previous month will be
awarded a Renaissance day the second Thursday of the next month.
All students are expected to meet all requirements set by the Oklahoma Secondary School
Activities Association concerning extracurricular activities (including residence,
attendance, physical and scholastic requirements, etc.)
1. Pass five full credit subjects the preceding semester
2. Pass all full credit subjects at the end of the preceding week
3. Must have 80% attendance for the current semester
Students who fail to meet the eligibility requirements for one semester will not be eligible
to participate in extracurricular activities for the first six weeks of the following semester
or until passing all subjects.
Student eligibility will be checked on a weekly basis. A list of students’ names who have
A cumulative semester grade of an F will be turned into the office each Friday by 8:00 am. Students who are on this list with an F in any subject will receive a one week probation; however, if the next week, they are on the ineligibility list with an F in any class, they will not be
allowed to participate in any activities during the following week. A period of ineligibility
is from Monday to Sunday. Students may not participate in any activity extending beyond
the class period until they are passing all classes at the end of a week. The eligibility grade
is cumulative for the semester.
In the event school is cancelled due to inclement weather, local radio stations will make
announcements as soon as possible. Career Tech students will not be required to attend
Career Tech if Clinton Public Schools are closed. Buses will not run on cancellation days
even if Career Tech remains open. Parents will be notified by phone, text or email by the
school information system if school has been cancelled.
The Clinton Board of Education and the superintendent of schools may establish written
policies, rules and regulations of general application governing student conduct in all
buildings. In addition, each principal, within their building, may establish certain written
rules and regulations consistent with those established by the Board of Education and the
superintendent. The administration of Clinton High School is appreciative of the
cooperative attitude of the students. It is important that our school learning atmosphere
includes a maintenance of order which permits cooperative students to pursue their
education free from disruptions or distraction. The maintenance of order necessitates
regulations relating to school discipline.
Any conduct which causes or which created a reasonable likelihood that it will interfere
with the health, safety, wellbeing, or the rights of other students or school personnel is
The preceding statement is a general standard that should be used as a guide by all students.
Not all acts of misconduct can be itemized in a list, but the following is an itemized list of
some of the major areas of conduct which may lead to disciplinary action.
Disciplinary action will be taken by the school regardless of whether criminal charges result
if misconduct occurs in the school building, on school property, on school buses, or at
school sponsored activities for any one of the following reasons:
1. Violation of state, local or school regulations.
2. Disrespect, disobedience and insubordination.
3. Possession, use, under the influence of, sale, or distribution of beer,
beverages, controlled drug substances, drug paraphernalia, or other habit forming
narcotics, or prescription/non-prescription medication.
4. Appearance in violation of health or safety standards.
5. Threat, interference, intimidation, harassment, or bullying of students or employees.
6. Inappropriate dress.
7. Violation of compulsory school laws.
8. Assault upon another student or person.
9. Gross misbehavior.
10. Profanity or obscenities.
17. Vandalism, defacing of property
18. Bomb threats or false alarms.
20. Excessive tardies.
21. Theft or possession of stolen property.
22. Possession, threat, or use of a dangerous weapon as defined by State Statute.
23. Individual or group violence.
24. Fireworks at school or school sponsored activities.
25. Use and/or possession of any tobacco product.
27. Illegal distribution of matter or literature on school property.
28. Violation of activity trip rules.
29. Violation of bus riding rules and regulations.
30. Careless or reckless driving on school premises / parking violation.
31. Disruptive acts at end of school term.
32. Sexual harassment.
34. Electronic devices- including headphones.
36. Conduct which disrupts the operation of the school.
37. Violation of written school rules, regulations or policies.
38. Failure to attend an assigned detention class without prior approval.
40. Unauthorized departure from campus.
41. Failure to attend assigned class while on campus without prior office approval.
42. Unauthorized entry to building and/or campus.
43. Activities which occur off of school property, but which have a negative
impact on the school.
44. Failure to sign out in the attendance office when leaving school.
45. Violation of school rules and regulations concerning the use of the Internet.
46. Excessive absences at Gold Academy (10 or more)
Administrative response to student misconduct is a matter directly influencing the morale
of the entire student body. As such, all responses should be based on a careful assessment
of the circumstances surrounding each infraction ( i.e., the student’s attitude, the
seriousness of the offense and its potential effect on other students).
The principal of the school has authority to create additional suspendable offenses as long
as those additional grounds for suspension are contained in the school’s rules and notice of
these rules are given to all students in the school.
The constitutional rights of individuals assure the protection of due process of law;
therefore, this system of constitutionality and legally sound procedures is approved with
regard to the administration of discipline in Clinton Public Schools.
The hallmark of the exercise of disciplinary authority shall be fairness. Every effort shall
be made by the administrators and faculty members to resolve problems through effective
utilization of school district resources in cooperation with the student and his parent or
An important part of the student’s education is the right to make decisions and the
responsibility to accept the results of these choices. Students are subject to discipline for
conduct while traveling to and from school, at school sponsored events and off campus
during regular school hours whenever such conduct has a direct effect on the discipline or
general welfare of the school.
When problems violate state law, school officials may need to notify the appropriate
authorities. Disciplinary actions which may occur because of problem behavior include
The administration reserves the right to conduct a before-school and after-school detention
period for students. Students may be assigned to this detention period for disciplinary
actions or attendance problems. Students must provide their own rides home after
detention. Detention times will be worked out among the administrator, student and parent.
Teachers requiring students to stay after school will also follow the above policy. Students
who fail to attend an assigned detention can be subject to suspension and/or more detention.
A type of discipline action used for minor infraction of school rules and procedures is
detention. The following guidelines are used for students assigned to detention. A. Class
meets from 7:30-7:55 and 3:10 - 3:35 on assigned dates.
B. Be on time; bring ample work for 1/2 hour.
C. There is to be no sleeping, talking, note writing, reading magazines or other
disruptions without supervisor’s permission.
D. Tardies may result in you being assigned another detention.
E. Should you not be able to attend on the assigned date, you must be approved by
your assigned administrator before the detention class begins.
F. Failure to attend on the assigned date, if you attend school that day, may result in
further disciplinary action.
G. Any disorder which caused you to be sent out of detention may result in a
suspension for (3) three days.
H. If school is closed due to inclement weather, detention is also cancelled for that
date and will not be rescheduled.
I. Any misses including absences and tardies may result in intervention or suspension.
J. Students will not be allowed to eat candy, chew gum, or drink pop in the detention
K. Gold Academy students may not attend school on the evening they miss
The number of allowed misses may be reduced at the principal’s discretion.
The purpose of the Intervention program is to provide students with a program of in-school
alternative education that will serve to modify deviant student behavior and prevent short
term out-of-school suspensions. The intervention room is located behind Clinton Middle
School. Students will arrive at 8:00 a.m. and report directly to the site. Students may not be
on campus before 8:15. Intervention for CHS students will end at 3:00 p.m., and they must
leave the campus immediately. If students drive, they should park on 11th Street next to
the curb. Students are not allowed to ride the bus or attend school activities as a spectator
while in Intervention.
Assignments to Intervention will be made by the principal or assistant principal. Prior to
assignment to Intervention, the administration will notify the parent by telephone or written
letter. The classroom teachers will prepare assignments for each student and will grade
these assignments upon their return. Each student will receive credit for work completed
during this time. Continuous or serious behavior or attendance problems in I.P. may result
in an emergency suspension. Students may be required to complete all accumulated I.P.
time before re-entering CHS regular classes.
*Intervention is considered a placement and may not be appealed to the Board of Education.
Students may be suspended by the Board of Education, the superintendent, school principal,
or their administrative designate. Unless an emergency situation exists relating to health
or safety, the student shall receive prior notice of the suspension, specification of charges
and an opportunity to present his view of the alleged misconduct. In all cases, an
administrator will notify the legal guardian by letter and, when possible, by telephone.
Students’ due process will be followed, and the Board of Education will have the right of
final review of the suspension action. If an emergency situation exists related to health or
safety, the appeal process may not begin until after the informal conference. Students will
be allowed to do missed work, Students are not allowed to attend school activities during
out-of-school suspensions. If a suspension is to be appealed, the Principal should be
notified in writing of the intent to appeal within two days of receipt of the suspension letter.
This will consist of an exclusion of a student from school and school activities for a period
of up to 3 school days. In these cases a conference between the administrator, student and
other appropriate persons will be conducted. The legal guardian or parent may appeal the
suspension to the superintendent by notifying the principal in writing within two school
days of the schedule conference.
It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for the assignments when returning to
class. Full credit will be given for all completed work. Work is due according to CHS make
This will consist of an exclusion of a student from school and school activities for up to the
current and next semester. A conference between the administrator, student and other
appropriate persons will be conducted. The legal guardian has the opportunity to respond
to the charges and may request a conference with appropriate school authorities.
In special cases, as determined to be necessary by the administrator ordering the
suspension, a long suspension may be continued pending the occurrence of some specific
action ( i.e., a physical or psychological examination, incarceration by court action or action
by the Board of Education regarding suspension). The legal guardian or parent may appeal
the suspension to the superintendent by notifying the principal in writing within two school
days of the receipt of the suspension letter. All students will be given an education plan for
full credit in all classes.
Each school may set aside a time period, with reasonable advance notice to the students,
when all lockers will be inspected for overdue library books and prohibited items. Pupils
shall not have any reasonable expectation of privacy toward school administrators or
teachers in the contents of a school locker, desk or other school property in order to properly
supervise the welfare of pupils. School lockers, desks and other areas of school facilities
may be opened and examined by school officials at any time and no reason shall be
necessary for such search.
SEARCH AND SEIZURE
Search of the student’s person or possessions will be limited to the situation where there is
reason to believe that a student is hiding evidence of an illegal act or a school violation.
Items held or confiscated by the school will be evaluated for return to the proper owner
upon completion of an investigation or disciplinary action. Contraband or unlawful items,
the possession of which violate the Guideline for Student Behavior, School District Policy,
state laws, and/or federal laws shall not be returned to the student or to any representative
of the student. Such items shall be turned over to law enforcement officials or, if not desired
by such law enforcement official, shall be destroyed by the school. Other items left
unclaimed after an investigation or a disciplinary action will be disposed of by the school.
School officials have the option to notify police authorities, and in cases of major
violations, may press charges. If the police are notified, legal guardians will be contacted.
Any action taken by police authorities will be in addition to action by the school. School
officials, guided by district procedures, will cooperate with police authorities during
OTHER DISCIPLINARY ACTION
A school official may assign other disciplinary action which is deemed appropriate under
the circumstances of the individual case. The student and guardian will be notified of the
assignment discussed. Example might include: financial restitution, work restitution,
involvement of law enforcement agencies, referral to social agencies, etc.
DRUG TESTING POLICY
The Clinton Board of Education, in an effort to protect the health and safety of its
extracurricular activities students from illegal and/or performance-enhancing drug use and
abuse, adopted a random drug testing policy of activity students. The sanctions imposed
for violations of this policy will be limitations solely upon limiting the opportunity of any
student determined to be in violation of this policy to a student’s privilege to participate in
extra-curricular activities. No suspensions from school or academic sanctions will be
imposed for violations of this policy. This policy supplements and complements all other
policies, rules, and regulations of the Clinton Public School District regarding possession
or use of illegal drugs. A copy of the policy in its entirety may be received upon request at
the CHS office.
How students dress affects their behavior. Appropriate school dress is the responsibility of
every student and parent. A school is a place for learning. The clothing standards are:
1. The clothing promotes cleanliness.
2. The clothing promotes modesty. Modesty will be defined at Clinton High
School as the following dress requirements:
A. Shorts and skirts may be no shorter than the length of a dollar bill from
B. Running shorts are not allowed in school.
C. Top’s shoulder width must be as wide as the width of a dollar bill.
No off-the-shoulder shirts, tank tops, spaghetti straps or shirts
which do not cover the shoulder blade on the back will be
Boys may not wear tank tops on t-shirts with the sleeves cut out.
D. Cleavage is never appropriate at school and will not be tolerated.
E. House shoes and pajama pants are not permitted unless it is a
designated spirit day. Spirit day clothing must meet all other dress
F. Shirts must meet the waist of pants.
G. Pants must be worn at the waist (i.e., sagging is not permitted).
3. The clothing is not disruptive to the learning process at CHS.
4. Clothing may not promote illegal substances, vulgarity, cults, Satanism, or
other inappropriate imprints including the Confederate flag,
5. “Gang” related clothing is not permitted. This includes, but is not limited to,
bandanas, bands, colors, or gang paraphernalia is prohibited at CHS and school
6. All caps, hats, beanies and gloves are not allowed in the building. Students are to
place such items in their locker when arriving at school and remain in the
locker until the school day is complete. These items may be confiscated and
held until the end of the school year.
Use of any personal electronic device by a student in the classrooms is prohibited.
School personnel shall have the authority to detain and search, upon any reasonable
suspicion, any students who is in possession of unauthorized electronic equipment.
Improper use of electronic equipment will result in disciplinary action.
Students will be able to use their phones in designated areas before school and at lunch.
This area is under the awning in front of the high school, commons and cafeteria. Students
may not contact other students who are in class during the school day. Students found in
violation of this will be subject to discipline.
Laptops and i-pads may be used during and before school for educational purposes.
Students may use earphones with either of these devices, with approval by the teacher. Ear
phones may not be worn in the hall during passing times.
STUDENTS FILMING OF OTHER STUDENTS IN SCHOOL AREAS WITHOUT PERMISSION
Students at CHS may not film other students or school personnel with a cell phone, camera,
or i-pads in a classroom, hall, bus, locker room or on school grounds without the permission
of the student being filmed. Any student in violation of this will be subject to disciplinary
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION (PDA)
Physical contact, other than holding hands, is prohibited on campus and at off-campus
activities. Students in violation of this policy will be disciplined.
All Clinton High School students will be issued an Internet Acceptable Use Policy (A.U.P.)
If the parent does not want their student to use the CHS internet, the form should be signed
and returned to the CHS Media Center.
Student distribution, use of possession or being under the influence of alcoholic beverages,
unlawful drugs, controlled substances, hallucinogens/inhalants or items that are purported
to be unlawful drugs or controlled substances are those defined as illegal under the laws of
the United States, State of Oklahoma and the City of Clinton. Illegal activities, such as
possession, with intent to distribute, distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia, may
be reported to the police. When any of the above activities occur during school time, on
school premises, or during school-sponsored activities, district action will be independent
of police or court action and could result in suspension, expulsion, Intervention
participation in the Student Assistance Program or recommendations for outside treatment.
School personnel will immediately notify the appropriate administrator when they
reasonably believe a student to be under the influence or in possession of any of the
1. Alcoholic beverages
2. Marijuana, hashish or any cannabis derivative
3. Amphetamines (speed, white crosses, cocaine, etc.)
4. Phencyclidines (pep, angel dust, etc.)
5. All hallucinatory chemicals (LSD, mescaline, and others)
8. Other mood-altering chemicals which can hinder the student’s
responsibility to learn or participate and could cause damage to the
9. Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Immediately following notification, the administrator will contact the parent or legal
Circumstances may require the assistance of law enforcement agencies.
If the drug use and abuse are suspected:
1. The teacher or other staff member will inform the principal immediately.
2. Students who use, possess, are under the influence of, or distribute tobacco,
alcohol, unlawful drugs, controlled substances, hallucinogens/inhalants or
possess drug paraphernalia during school time, on school premises or during
school-sponsored activities will be subject to immediate disciplinary actions.
If a student voluntarily admits drug abuse:
1. The first aim of the school will be to help the student. The principal and/or
teacher/counselor should inform the student of the procedure, including the
discussion with parents and referral to an agency which can give him help. 2. The
principal and/or counselor will meet with the parents and recommend a
proper plan of action.
If a student appears to be under the influence of drugs:
1. The same procedure will be used as when a student shows signs of a
serious illness. The principal will be notified immediately. The principal
and/or counselor shall take charge. Parents will be called, medical help will
be summoned if necessary, and arrangements make to transfer the student
home or to a hospital. The teacher will not accuse the student.
2. The principal will arrange for a parent-administrator conference as soon as
If a student is apprehended dealing with, sharing, giving, or selling drugs:
1. The incident will be reported to the principal immediately.
2. The principal will notify the student’s parents and the law enforcement
3. During the automatic 3 day suspension, there must be a parent and principal
conference and a plan of action developed.
If a student is apprehended flaunting the drug culture:
1. The principal will be notified immediately.
2. There will be a principal/student conference.
3. There will be a parent/student/principal conference.
4. Flaunting will include wearing apparel or jewelry.
If a student is apprehended having drug paraphernalia in his possession:
1. The principal will be notified immediately.
2. Paraphernalia will be turned over to the parents or local police department. 3.
Automatic (three) 3 day suspension during which there must be a parent and
principal conference and plan of action developed. Clinton High School is in
compliance with the standards of conduct as stated above.
SAFETY DRILLS AND SCHOOL SERVICES FIRE AND TORNADO AND INTRUDER DRILLS
Fire and tornado drill instructions will be discussed in each class during the first week of
the semester. Students need to understand and follow these instructions. This is a life and
death matter. The instructions will be posted on the bulletin board in each teacher’s room,
and students should be familiar with the assigned drill areas.
When the fire signal sounds, students should leave the building in a quiet, orderly manner.
Specific instructions for leaving the building will be given by teachers and are posted in
each room. Roll will be taken by teachers outside the building and students will stay with
their class until instructed to return to the building.
Tornado drill instructions will be given by teachers and posted in each room. All students
should proceed in a quiet and orderly manner to their designated safe place. In the event of
an actual large scale emergency, the administration requests the cooperation of the parents
and family to not go to the school to pick up students for the safety and security of all
students. School personnel will announce procedures for orderly and safe evacuations.
Intruder Drills will be conducted once each semester. Teachers and students will go into
the lockdown procedures upon hearing the code word. Everyone will remain in the
lockdown mode until the all clear code is given.
An organized guidance program offers counseling and services to all regularly enrolled
students and to their parents within limits of personnel capabilities. The sole purpose of
organized services is to assist students with personal, educational and/or vocational
These services are available through the faculty, counselors and administration. The
following services are available:
A. Academic Ability
C. Interest Inventory
A. College Catalogs
B. Scholarship Information
C. College Entrance Exams
D. General Information
ARMED SERVICES INFORMATION, OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION, ASSISTANCE IN CURRICULUM PLANNING, STANDARDIZED TESTING
The Oklahoma School Testing Program requires a student to take an End-of-Instruction
Test after completing competencies in English II, English III, Algebra I, Algebra II,
Geometry, Biology and United States History II. The scores are placed on the student’s
transcript. Beginning with students entering the ninth grade in the 2006-07 school year, in
order to graduate from a public high school with a standard diploma, students shall
complete the college preparatory/work ready curriculum. Students will be also be required
to pass the Algebra I and English II end-of-instruction tests and a combination of any other
2 end-of instruction tests.
PROFICIENCY BASED PROMOTION
Upon request of a student, parent or guardian or educator, a student will be given the
opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in a certain grade level by taking a written test. The
proficiency tests are based on the statewide Priority Academic Student Skills (P.A.S.S.).
For grades 1-6, there is one test per grade with five separate subtests. For grades 8-12 there
is a separate test for each subject area. A student must score at least 90% in order to be
considered for advancement to the next level.
The opportunity to take the tests will be offered three times each year, at the beginning,
midpoint, and end of the school year. Students are required to apply for proficiency based
promotion and register with their principal to take the test at least one week prior to the
dates announced for the tests. For more information about the procedure, please contact
SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR STUDENTS
Emergency Mental Health and Drug Info. 1-800-522-9054
American Cancer Society Information 1-800-227-2345
Area Prevention Resource Center 323-6021
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-522-3511
Clinton High School 323-1230
Clinton Library 323-2165
Custer County Health Department 323-2100
Multi-County Youth Services 323-3322
Runaway Hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY
Reach out 1-800-522-9054
SAFECALL Hotline 1-877-SAFECALL ext. OK-1
Safe line-rape and domestic violence line 1-800-522-7233
Teen line (3 p.m. - midnight) 1-800-588-8336
Western Technology Center 562-3181
All students are encouraged to eat in the school cafeteria. A variety of food is provided for
students at a price that each student can afford. Weekly and/or single pre-paid purchases
are sold in the morning or in the cafeteria during the lunch period. Prepayment is the
property of the family making the payment until it is charged against any meals taken.
Prepayments left at the end of fiscal year must be repaid to family if requested. Each student
eating in the cafeteria is asked to leave the table as he would wish to find it and take his
soiled dishes to the dishwashing window. Sack lunches are also available during lunch and
can be eaten in the Commons area.
CHS will not deliver lunches to students. If parents bring their student’s lunch to school,
the administration should be contacted for arrangements. No homemade food items are to
be shared by students. This includes class parties. All shared food items must be
At various time during the semester, those student on Renaissance will be allowed to travel
off campus for an open lunch period with parental permission.
Full use of the library is encouraged. The library will be open each day from 8:00 a.m.-
3:30 p.m. Because the library is used by many students at the same time, rules are necessary
for maximum learning.
1. Do not take any books from the library that are not properly checked out.
2. Two week check out. Renewals are given when needed.
3. No reference books or magazines will be checked out of the library except by special
4. Restitution will be made for lost or stolen books.
5. No fines are charged on overdue books; however, overdue notices will be posted and
report cards may be delayed until students have returned the books or made restitution.
6. Speak quietly and keep the area neat.
All visitors should report to the main office upon arrival at school. Students are encouraged
not to bring visitors to school. Parents are invited and encouraged to visit the school at any
time. Each teacher has a 45 minute planning period for parent conferences. Visitors are
not to loiter on school grounds. Visitors may be denied permission to visit school property
for specific reasons as determined by the principal.
Students driving motor vehicles to school must be of legal age to drive such vehicles and
must have a valid driver’s license. Vehicles will be parked in assigned parking areas and
students will vacate them immediately upon arrival at school and the vehicles will remain
parked until the completion of the student’s academic day. Student vehicles are subject to
search if there are reasonable grounds to believe that drugs, alcohol, stolen property,
weapons, or other contraband might be present in these vehicles. Searches will be
conducted in accordance with legally approved policies. Students parked in unauthorized
areas may be towed at the student’s expense and disciplinary action may result.
Students will not go to cars or the parking lot between classes or at noon (unless special
permission is received from the principal or asst. principal). Parking on campus is a
privilege that can be revoked. Students will be assigned a parking space with students.
The school assumes no responsibility for theft or vandalism in parking areas. Students will
be held responsible for all violations.
The following rules apply to all students riding district operated school buses. These rules
were established for the student’s safety. The bus driver is responsible for the enforcement
of the regulations.
1. Students being transported are under the authority of the bus driver.
2. Students shall stay in their seats and keep head, hands and arms inside the bus at
3. Students must have permission from parents and/or school officials to leave the bus
other than at the regular stop.
4. Students shall converse in normal tones; profane language is prohibited.
5. Students may not transport animals on buses.
6. No food or drink allowed unless authorized by driver or sponsor.
7. Always wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
8. Always cross in front of the bus when loading and unloading.
9. Students are expected to ride the activity bus to and from all extracurricular activities
unless a written request from the student’s parent/guardian is received by the
administration and/or sponsor prior to the bus’s departure for the event or unless
personal notification is given by the student’s parent/guardian to administration
and/or sponsor at the event. All activity buses are insured and students riding
the buses on extra-curricular activity trips are protected in case of injury.
10. Students who refuse to obey may forfeit their privilege to ride the bus.
Loss of bus privileges may result from the following infractions:
Interfering with the safe operation of the bus
Possession of alcohol or drugs
Creating a fire hazard
Throwing hazardous objects in or from the bus
11. Students are required to ride the bus to and from career tech unless they receive prior
administrative approval from Clinton High School.
When misconduct occurs, a report is given to the student and the building administrator.
The administrator will then attempt to resolve the problem with the student and/or parents.
The parent is expected to assume major responsibility to counsel the students as to
acceptable bus behavior. Riding the bus is a student’s privilege, not a right; therefore, any
student who abuses the privilege will be subject to disciplinary action.
Some students occasionally feel a need for various reasons to resort to cheating. Cheating
is defined as dishonestly giving or receiving aid or information on any test or assignment.
If a student is caught cheating on tests or other classroom work, “zeros” will be given to
the student(s) involved. No provisions are made to makeup or otherwise receive credit for
the work or test in question.
STUDENT RIGHTS/DUE PROCESS
All students are entitled to due process. This means that no action will be taken against a
student until the facts have been presented by everyone involved, and the student is allowed
to respond to the school violations.
There are certain procedures which school officials must follow prior to taking appropriate
disciplinary actions. There are also procedures which students must follow if they do not
agree with the school’s actions.
RIGHT TO GRIEVANCE
Every effort should be made to settle disagreements at the local school level. The
informative discussion of problems and the interchange of views between students and
professional staff of a school are encouraged in order to informally resolve as many
disputes as possible. Procedures for channeling student complaints at the local school level
shall be developed by the principal in cooperation with the Student Government.
Grievances should be given in writing to the principal. Student complaints involving the
alleged violation of his Bill of Rights or a Board of Education policy or rule, or CHS policy
or rule, should be resolved at the local school level between a student and the principal
within 5 school days of such appeal, then the Superintendent of Schools shall render a
decision within 10 school days of such appeal. The appeal is then sent to the Board of
Education at the time of its next regularly scheduled meeting.
Student’s lists will not be given out to any outside person, group or organization. This rule
is to protect the privacy of our students. Also, recent legislation concerning the publication
of student’s pictures and names in a school annual or school paper affect the students at
Clinton High school. Therefore, the following school policy will be followed: “School
pictures and identifying names will be printed in the school annual and school newspaper
and given to the local news media on those occasions that warrant it. However, any student
or the student’s parent, if the student is under the age of 18, may request that his/her picture
not be published in the media or school yearbook. Such request is to be made in writing to
the principal of the high school. This does not cover pictures taken by the news media of
An A.I.D.S. Prevention Education program shall be offered to students in the Clinton
School System pursuant to H.B. 1476 of the 1987 Legislative Session.
Curriculum materials developed by the State Department of Education shall be used. Any
other materials used in the A.I.D.S. prevention program shall be approved for accuracy by
the State Department of Health.
At least one month prior to teaching A.I.D.S. prevention, the principal of the school shall
conduct a meeting for parents or guardians of the students involved presenting the
curriculum and material that will be used. Said meeting shall be held during weekend or
No student shall be required to participate in A.I.D.S. prevention education if a parent or
guardian of the student objects in writing to such participation (H.B. 1476-1987)
Student Council is in charge of opening each assembly. Students are asked to demonstrate
courtesy, cooperation and consideration during these assemblies. Outside visitors are at
assemblies, and it is a credit to the student body when they are able to comment on good
behavior. All assemblies will either be educational or promoting school pride and spirit.
All students will be required to attend all assemblies unless arrangements have been made
with the principal.
ATHLETIC IDEALS AND COURTESIES
Sportsmanship is simply being honorable and courteous; that is, while courageously
striving to win, being certain that opponents have an equal and fair opportunity and
knowing when to forego an advantage.
1. The rules of the contest are to be regarded as mutual agreements, the spirit
and letter of which will be observed by all honorable persons.
2. Respect the decisions of the officials for they are mutually selected by the
competing schools and are vested with final authority by the rules of the contest.
3. Consider opponents as having honest intentions although you do not agree
with their points of view or approve of their actions.
4. Pursue a course of individual conduct and action which will seem honorable if
known to one’s opponents or the public.
5. The spectator represents his school and community and should give suitable
recognition to the skill and sportsmanship of players regardless of their team
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The official school calendar is kept in the principal’s office. All individuals or
organizations wishing to put events on the calendar or change the date of an event should
contact the principal. Requests for use of school property must be approved by the faculty
sponsor and the principal. All extracurricular activities are to be scheduled through the
principal at least two weeks in advance.
CHANGE OF STUDENT INFORMATION
All students who have changed information during the school year or summer concerning
address and phone number should fill out a Change of Information form. These forms are
kept in the counselling offices.
All class meetings must be scheduled by sponsors in cooperation with the principal. Class
meetings are for business purposes only and should be carried on in an orderly fashion.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Following is a list of the clubs and organizations and their mission statements:
The Band builds an environment, through instrumental music that will nurture individual
and group talents, motivate through daily challenges, develop self-esteem, and inspire
students to become responsible and mature young adults.
BPA- Business Professionals of America
Business Professionals of America prepares students for the business workforce through
the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.
Chess Club provides students the opportunity to learn and play chess.
The Health Careers Internship program provides high school students learning experiences
in various health care fields, as well as career readiness opportunities.
Drama Club promotes interest in plays and theatre and an interest in the fine arts.
This Career Tech student organization provides each student enrolled in the Marketing
Education Program the opportunity to grow through the development of leadership skills,
civic consciousness, social intelligence and career understanding.
FCA- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Athletes presents to athletes and coaches and all whom they
influence the challenge and adventure or receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving
Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
FCCLA- Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America promotes personal growth and
leadership development through Family and consumer Sciences education. Focusing on
the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, members
develop skills for life through character development.
FFA- Future Farmers of America
The mission of agricultural education is to teach students the skills needed to be successful
in the new fields of agriculture and agriculture-related industries.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with
opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
Legal Team familiarizes students with the legal system and to compete against other
schools in a court setting.
The Clinton High School Literary Club exists to provide students the opportunity to enrich
their knowledge of books and authors.
Tornado Talks mission is to keep students of Clinton High School informed about events
and people at CHS and to help them feel a part of the school community.
SADD- Students Against Destructive Decisions
Students Against Destructive Decisions provides students with the best prevention tools
possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, impaired driving and
other destructive decisions.
SAPS- Socrates Advanced Placement Club
Socrates Advanced Placement Club provides an opportunity to motivate and reward those
students in CHS who currently take an AP class, or who took an AP class the year before.
The mission of the CHS Spanish Club is to promote the language and culture of Spanish
This student organization provides each student at Clinton High School the opportunity to
become involved in numerous activities including leadership workshops, district, state and
national conferences, homecoming committees and student government participation.
SWAT- Students Working Against Tobacco
Students Working Against Tobacco empowers and unites youth to resist and expose big
tobacco’s lies while changing current attitudes about tobacco.
The aim of the Vocal Music Department of Clinton Schools is to teach the student that
music is a way of working together; that it is a language of special communicative power.
The CHS Yearbook exists to annually portray and preserve the happenings, personalities,
and memories of Clinton High School and the influences of the world beyond by combining
elements of photography, copywriting, and design.
HARASSMENT—RACIAL, SEXUAL, RELIGIOUS, ETHNIC HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE POLICY
It is the policy of Clinton Public Schools that racial, sexual, religious/ethnic harassment,
bullying and violence will not be tolerated under any circumstances. We firmly believe that
all persons are to be treated with respect and dignity. Harassment, bullying and violent
incidents will be responded to in a manner that effectively deters future incidents.
Racial, sexual, religious/ethnic harassment, bullying and violence refers to unwelcome and
unwanted behavior related to sex, race, religion, or ethnic group that makes the recipient
feel afraid, embarrassed, helpless, angry or unsafe or upsets the recipient to the point that
he/she cannot learn, cannot teach or be effective at school or at his/her job.
Harassment, bullying and violence is prohibited between staff members, between staff
members and students, between students, and from members of the public directed at
students or staff on school property or at school sponsored events. Some examples of
harassment, bullying and violence may include, but are not limited to: unwelcome patting,
pinching, or physical contact; obscene gesturing or calling someone gay; ethnic or racial
slurs; or threats, insults, or assaults against someone due to their sex, race, religion or ethnic
If a staff member or student feels that his/her emotional well-being, his/her sense of safety
and security or sense of self-worth is being affected by such conduct, a complaint should
be filed by contacting his/her school principal.
All students must comply with state inoculation requirements. New student must be in
compliance with the immunization law before they can be enrolled. (The only exceptions
are due to religious, medical, or personal reasons. Exceptions require a written statement
from the parent/guardian.)
Students may take private insurance through the school at a low cost. It is not compulsory
and the school cannot be responsible in case payment of claim does not come to
expectations of students and parents.
LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH
Each student’s cultural heritage will be respected, and in appreciation for diverse
backgrounds will be encouraged in the school setting. Classroom instructions will be given
in English, and the student’s response is expected in English with the obvious exception of
foreign language classes. If a student is having difficulty with the spoken English language
and needs concept clarification in his/her native language, an effort will be made to find
help within the school or among parent volunteers. Conversational use of the student’s
native language will be accepted outside the classroom as long as it within the bounds of
good taste that English-speaking students are expected to follow. Profanity or personal
insults in any language will not be tolerated.
Lockers will be assigned during the student’s enrollment. Each student will be held
responsible for the condition of the locker. Under no circumstances should money or
valuables be kept in the lockers. Locker checks will be held at various times throughout
MEDICATION POLICY/PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
Medication may be administered upon written authorization from a parent. Prescription
medications must be in a pharmacy container, properly labeled by a pharmacist with the
following information provided:
1. Name of student
2. Current date
3. Name of drug
5. Time to be administered
6. Physician's name
7. Pharmacy name and telephone number
8. Whether the child has asthma or other disabilities which may require
immediate dispensation of medicine.
Medication considered to be non-prescription must be presented to the attendance office in
the original container, with proper company label, containing the name of the drug and
directions for administering.
Written authorization of a parent or guardian granting authority to administer nonprescription
medication must accompany any non-prescription medication to school
School personnel will
1. Inform appropriate school personnel of the medication being administered.
2. Keep an accurate record of administration of medication.
3. Keep all medication in a locked cabinet except medication
retained by a student per physician’s orders.
4. Return unused prescription to the parent or guardian only.
Students are not to give, sell, or administer any drugs, pills, and prescription or nonprescription
medication to another student at any time. Violation of this policy will result
in disciplinary action for all students involved. All medications must be registered.
School activities are considered to be an extension of the normal school day and all school
rules will be enforced accordingly. Students may lose the privileges to attend school
activities if appropriate. All Clinton students are required to stay on the Clinton side at
home and away athletic events unless otherwise stated.
All CHS students are required to submit a properly signed Drug Testing Consent Form
prior to practicing or competing in any competitive school activity.
The school telephone has been installed for business purposes. Students are not allowed to
leave the classroom in order to answer the phone or place phone calls. In case of
emergency, the office staff will deliver the message. Students are not to use the school
phone for long distance calls unless approved by the principal. The school phone may be
used by students in case of illness. Faculty members may be contacted by telephoning the
school office and requesting the teacher to return the call during his/her planning period.
The State of Oklahoma provides textbooks that are used by the instructors. All books are
to be returned at the close of the semester, close of the school term, or when withdrawing
from school. Students who have lost or damaged textbooks will pay restitution for the
Students who are enrolled in Marketing Education and students who must work after school
should not use this employment as an excuse for failure to do homework, failure to stay
after school for special make-up work or failure to serve a disciplinary measure. Students
employed after school should make every effort to be prompt and should exhaust every
technique in learning to budget their after-school hours wisely. If a working student is too
ill to come to school, he/she is too ill to work.
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND ACT OF 2001 PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW
A part of the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” implemented by the federal government
requires that parents of each student attending any school receiving funds under this “act”
may request and receive (in a timely manner) from the school district the information
regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teacher(s), including,
at a minimum, the following:
*Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the
grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
*Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status
through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
*The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate
certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline
of the certification for degree.
*Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their
In addition the “No Child Left Behind Act of 2001” requires that a school that receives
funds under this “act” shall provide to each individual parent the following information:
*Information on the level of achievement of the parent’s child in each of the State
*Timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for
4 or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.
Pursuant to the federal “No Child Left Behind Act,” P.L. 107-110 (Title Ix, Sec. 9528), the
Clinton Public Schools must disclose to military recruiters and institutions of higher
learning, upon request, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of high school
students. The district must also notify parents/guardians of their right and the right of their
child to request that the district not release such information without prior written consent.
Parents/Guardians wishing to exercise their options to withhold their consent to the release
of the above information to military recruiters and institutions of higher learning must
request a form from the building administration by October 1 of the school year.
NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER THE PROTECTION OF
PUPIL AMENDMENT (PPRA)
PPRA affords parents and students who, 18 or emancipated minors (“eligible students”)
certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for
marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to:
Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the
following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole
or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)
1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of other with whom respondents have close family
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents;
or Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of-
1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
2. Any nonemergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a
condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and
not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student,
except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical
exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and
3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information
obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute
the information to others.
Inspect, upon request and before administration or use
1. Protected information surveys of students;
2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the
above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and
3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
Clinton Public Schools has developed and adopted policies, in consultation with parents,
regarding these rights, as well as arrangement to protect student privacy in the
administration of protected surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal
information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Clinton Public Schools
will directly notify parents and substantive changes.
Clinton Public School District will also directly notify parents and eligible students, such
as through the school handbook, -mail, or U.S. Mail, at least annually at the start of each
school year, or as the child enrolls in the district, of the specific or approximate dates of the
following activities and provide the opportunity to opt a student out of participating in:
Collection, disclosure, of use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other
Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or part by ED.
Any nonemergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.
Parents/eligible students who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint
Family Policy Compliance Officer
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-4605
What is meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is a disease caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis, also called meningococcus. This bacteria can infect the blood, causing septicemia. It can also infect the covering of the brain and spinal cord, causing meningitis. How is this disease spread? Meningococcal disease spreads by direct contact with the saliva or with respiratory droplets from the nose and throat of an infected person.
Who is at risk of getting this disease? Some groups of people have a higher risk of meningococcal disease, such as first year college students living in dormitories or new military recruits living in barracks. Other persons at increased risk include household contacts of a person known to have had this disease, immunocompromised people, people without a spleen, and people traveling to parts of the world where meningococcal disease is more common. Exposure to tobacco smoke and having a concurrent upper respiratory infection also increase the risk of meningococcal disease. Infants are at highest risk, but rates decrease after infancy and then increase in adolescence and young adulthood.
What are the symptoms? Ten percent or more of people are thought to be carrying Neisseria meningitidis in their nose and throat without being ill, which is called “asymptomatic carriage”. Of these people, about 1% can develop illness, which may be meningitis or a bloodstream infection called septicemia or meningococcemia. As described above, some people can carry the bacteria in their nose and throat without ever becoming ill. Signs of illness may include fever, severe headache, nausea, vomiting, and a rash. People who develop meningitis can have fever, intense headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, and extreme sensitivity to light. It is important to seek care from a healthcare provider as soon as possible if these symptoms appear. Meningococcal disease has a 15% risk of death if it is not treated promptly.
How soon do the symptoms appear? The symptoms may appear two to ten days after infection, but usually within three to four days.
What is the treatment for meningococcal disease? Antibiotics, such as penicillin or a cephalosporin such as ceftriaxone, are used to treat meningococcal disease.
Should people who have been around a person infected with meningococcal disease receive treatment? When meningococcal disease occurs in one person, only the people who have had recent close contact with that person’s respiratory secretions are recommended to receive antibiotics. These include household members, intimate contacts, health care personnel performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, day care center playmates, etc. Such people are usually advised to obtain a prescription for a specific antibiotic (rifampin, ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxone, or azithromycin) from their physician. The health department will contact the individuals who are recommended to receive antibiotics, and advise them of options to obtain antibiotics. Casual contacts including classmates, co-workers, or those in a factory setting are not at increased risk of disease when a single person has meningococcal illness. When clusters or outbreaks occur, the health department may expand the recommendations for which groups need to receive antibiotics to prevent possible spread. Antibiotics do not protect people from future exposure to Neisseria meningitidis. Oklahoma State Department of Health Acute Disease Service Public Health Fact Sheet Meningococcal Disease
Is there a vaccine to prevent meningococcal disease? Three types of meningococcal vaccines are available in the United States. They are effective against four of the five most common disease-causing types of meningococcal disease: A, C, Y, and W-135. An additional vaccine is now available that protects against serogroup B, but is currently only licensed for high-risk children over ten years of age. Consult with your healthcare provider or the local health department about receiving the vaccine.
For questions concerning the following programs, contact Linda Thomas, Assistant
Superintendent of Schools; P.O. Box 729; Clinton, OK 73601 580-323-1800
TITLE I- Part A School Improvement TITLE I- Part C Migrant
TITLE II - Part A Teacher Quality TITLE II- Part D Educational Tech.
TITLE III - Part A Immigrant TITLE III - Part A Limited English Prof.
TITLE IV - Part A Safe and Drug Free Schools TITLE VI - Part B, Subpart 2- Rural
Low Income Schools
TITLE VII - Indian Education TITLE VII- Impact Aid
For questions concerning the following programs, contact Lynn Mendoza, Special Services
Director: P.O. Box 729; Clinton, OK 73601 580-323-1828.
TITLE IX- Discrimination-Office of Civil Rights
IDEA- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
504 Policy- American Disabilities Act (ADA)
Department of Labor Regulations/Safety Officer
I will: *see that my child is on time and attends school regularly
*support the school in its efforts to maintain proper discipline
*establish a quiet time and place for homework
*encourage my child to finish and turn in assignments on time
*attend school activities and volunteer whenever possible
*promote positive use of free time
*ask the teacher for help when there is a problem or
something I don’t understand.
I will: *attend school regularly and be on time even if I must
wake up earlier than I want to
*come to school ready to learn
*come to school each day with pens, pencils, paper and
other necessary tools for learning
*complete and return homework assignments on time
*follow all school rules
*always treat teachers and other students with respect
We will: *provide high quality instruction and curriculum
*communicate with parents through conferences and reports
*encourage observation and volunteerism by parents
*provide a safe environment for learning and growing
*encourage students to achieve their full potential
*treat all students with respect